New Delhi, Aug 15 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said his government has provided justice to Muslim women by implementing the Triple Talaq bill.
"We have to think about solutions to the problems people face. Yes, there will be obstacles on the way but we have to work to overcome them. Remember how scared the Muslim mothers and sisters were, who suffered due to Triple Talaq but we ended the practice", said the Prime Minister during his Independence Day speech at Red Fort.
Since the formation of the new government, he said, the Centre has taken several path-breaking decisions, including abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, ending Triple Talaq and welfare measures for farmers and traders.
"We, as the government, are trying to remove problems from its roots. You must have seen that the sword of Triple Talaq hung on our Muslim sisters and mothers", the Prime Minister said. He further said that even when Islamic nations had banned Triple Talaq, but India, for some reason, had not eradicated it.
"When we can ban Sati, when we can take strong steps against female infanticide, child marriage, dowry system, then why we could not abolish Triple Talaq", the Prime Minister asked. The Prime Minister started his Independence Day speech mentioning many parts of the country is suffering due to floods.
"Today, when we are marking Independence Day, many of our citizens are suffering due to floods in various parts of the nation. We stand in complete solidarity with those affected by the floods and I assure that all possible support that is needed will be provided to them, he said.
In many parts of the country, especially in Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra are facing a flood situation and death toll is rising.
In Kerala 102 persons lost their lives due to flood and landslide, Karnataka 61 and Maharashtra 50, according to latest reports. (UNI)